Robert Half

Commercial Finance Manager

Recruiter
Robert Half
Location
England, Berkshire, Reading
Salary
Negotiable
Posted
08 Nov 2018
Closes
06 Dec 2018
Ref
06660-0010065385
Contact
Gintare Gelumbauskaite
Sector
FMCG
Qualification Level
Fully qualified
Professional Membership
ACA (ICAEW)
Contract Type
Permanent


Commercial Finance Manager

Robert Half is proud to be the exclusive recruitment partner to a leading global automotive business, reputable and with an exciting range of products that appeal to everyone! This role give complete ownership over the strategic planning of the business from a finance perspective, with a team of accounting staff to produce the numbers your primary focus is to partner at CFO / CEO level and provide guidance that will help them achieve their growth strategy.

Role:
    • Financial appraisals, modelling, budgeting and forecasting
    • Managing, leading, coaching and developing two reports by instilling a culture of excellence, challenge and continuous improvement
    • Pro active variance analysis of actuals versus budget and forecast to support business decisions
    • Prepare, process and analyse monthly local distribution costs (standard and variations)
    • Produce monthly full P/L actual and forecast reports with management commentary for each Commercial business unit
    • Support on Finance projects and undertake additional tasks where appropriate
    • Continuously challenging and improving current financial analysis and reporting
    • Development of KPIs with business unit management teams
    • Process and review SAP BeX Cosimo forecasting input on a monthly basis, making sure all the numbers submitted are accurate, with particular focus on volume, mix and price
    • Oversee the timely and accurate management of all monthly actual and forecast reporting to CAG
    • Manage monthly actual/forecast meetings with Sales Managers and Operations Managers, making sure precise collection/challenge of information to support actual and forecast results
    • Ensure the timely and accurate management of price and rebate changes with profitability monitoring and steering with particular focus on volume, mix and pure price analysis
    • Ensure the timely and accurate management of fleet profitability monitoring with business partner steering
    • Produce the monthly Sales Bonus Reporting in accordance with CAG target metrics
    • Manage and optimise multiple customer rebate credit notes requests with a clear focus on budget management and adhering to strict internal controls
    • Ensure accurate accrual postings with satisfactory backup to support figures
    • Actively aim to streamline existing processes with particular focus on rebate development and optimising Continental's varying systems
    • Produce rebate balance sheet account reconciliations on a monthly basis for respective customer accounts and make sure they are cleared/released in a timely manner
    • Incorporate SAP CRM information into enhancement of existing/new reporting
    • Act as an authorised signatory for price corrections, rebate changes and rebate credits. Ensure pro active investigation of all submissions while adhering to timely process management
    • Oversee and manage company Business Intelligence reporting platform
    • Work with local and HQ finance and commercial operations teams to optimise systems and processes
    • Reconciliation of the SAP/Markis/Cosimo/CESAR/Datawarehouse systems to ensure all entries are consistent across the various modules


Salary & Benefits:
  • A highly competitive base salary of between £75,000 and £80,000 based on experience
  • Car allowance and 10% bonus
  • Private health plan
  • Dental
  • Other great benefits on application


Robert Half Ltd acts as an employment business for temporary positions and an employment agency for permanent positions. Robert Half is committed to equal opportunity and diversity. Suitable candidates with equivalent qualifications and more or less experience can apply. By applying to this position, you acknowledge that you have read and accept the following terms: https://www.roberthalf.co.uk/privacy-notice

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